Comments on: Why we should worry about the future of men http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/02/27/why-we-should-worry-about-the-future-of-men/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: AlkalineState http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/02/27/why-we-should-worry-about-the-future-of-men/#comment-84431 Tue, 04 Mar 2014 17:34:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=28584#comment-84431 walstir reasons: “…the differences are minimal. Why would any employer focused on profits ever pay a man more if they could hire a woman to do the same work for less?”

Because men at the top are a club who enrich themselves? Why else would a bank focused on profits pay an executive 150 million dollars a year when ten million would find perfectly adequate talent. Especially when all the talent has to do is…. pretty much nothing and still get a bonus. These are not theories. This has actually happened in multiple cases, in recent times. At very large, mainstream companies. It’s all legal, and it is still going on. This idea that the extra hundred million a year buys you extra talent…. is not founded in reality.

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By: walstir http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/02/27/why-we-should-worry-about-the-future-of-men/#comment-84357 Sat, 01 Mar 2014 18:54:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=28584#comment-84357 “Yet women are still paid less — a mere 77 cents for every dollar a man earns”

This statement is very misleading. When comparing men and women of the same age and experience performing the same jobs; the differences are minimal. Why would any employer focused on profits ever pay a man more if they could hire a woman to do the same work for less?

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By: UScitizentoo http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/02/27/why-we-should-worry-about-the-future-of-men/#comment-84329 Fri, 28 Feb 2014 21:41:47 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=28584#comment-84329 The US government is certified 100% fascist – controlled by corporations who are determined to sell their products in America while at the same time not employ any Americans and expect no corporate taxes. THAT’S the problem in America and no amount of education or healthcare fiddling will fix it.
The citizen voter in America has to vote into office a new generation of politicians who will be held accountable for corporate tax policies and full employment.

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By: rikfre http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/02/27/why-we-should-worry-about-the-future-of-men/#comment-84325 Fri, 28 Feb 2014 18:26:44 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=28584#comment-84325 can I get paid to blather about the obvious too…?

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By: AlkalineState http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/02/27/why-we-should-worry-about-the-future-of-men/#comment-84322 Fri, 28 Feb 2014 17:54:55 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=28584#comment-84322 Earlier this month, due to weather, I had employees skip airplane travel and Skype into 7 different meetings they would have missed. Nothing bad happened. 5 of those meetings, we didn’t even take the ipads off mute. On the screens were the usual people mumbling summaries of reports we could have read through email. We have to ask ourselves, what all these men are doing flying around the country, staying in hotels on the company nickel, pretending to be important. Our economy is based largely on inefficiency, which is fun for a while, but it’s unsustainable. Anyone not preparing for the inevitable trimming of fat is kidding themselves.

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By: tmc http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/02/27/why-we-should-worry-about-the-future-of-men/#comment-84318 Fri, 28 Feb 2014 16:56:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=28584#comment-84318 @Anarcurt has a point. Our education system is not keeping up with the needs of the economy. In todays world education must be continuous throughout your life. Much as doctors and high tech workers have to keep up with the new technology and procedures. This can’t be done by constantly having to take years off to go back to a college. The smaller vocational and for profit schools need to be far better and far cheaper. But employees have to realize that their education and skills are their responsibility, not the employers. They will not constantly pay you to go to training.
But the reality is you can’t teach a B or C level high school student to be a high tech worker, nor can you instill the responsibility and disipline for self learning.

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By: anarcurt http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/02/27/why-we-should-worry-about-the-future-of-men/#comment-84317 Fri, 28 Feb 2014 16:30:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=28584#comment-84317 The nation spends 40 years solely concerning itself on women’s issues and then is surprised that men are all of a sudden falling behind. The whole education system has been feminized. You have all these boys getting diagnosed with ADHD when the reality is they are bored stupid by a system that caters solely to how girls learn.

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By: Radek.kow1 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/02/27/why-we-should-worry-about-the-future-of-men/#comment-84313 Fri, 28 Feb 2014 13:31:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=28584#comment-84313 As a young male person I think the problem of male unemployment and low skills is not limited to the United States. It’s a global problem, and in my opinion it’s linked to the education systems that are in place now.

The current education systems do not favor men. The education is too institutionalized, and hard to combine with work. It is unappealing for men in young age, and inaccessible for men later in their lives.

I think men are more likely to try doing new scary things and go beyond the comfort zone than girls. That’s why the school, in which they were pounded with knowledge since really young, is really boring. Partly because of such a bad educational approach guys like me have a really easygoing attitude to education. I myself didn’t like studying at all, as opposed to learning what I found useful at a given time.

What is needed is a more flexible education system. If you can freely pick what you want to learn as you go through your working life, then I think men will be much more willing to learn, and also will learn only things that are highly relevant. Moreover, schools need to point to clear uses of particular types of knowledge – for guys learning for the sake of learning sounds like nonsense.

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By: timebandit http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/02/27/why-we-should-worry-about-the-future-of-men/#comment-84312 Fri, 28 Feb 2014 13:29:01 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=28584#comment-84312 Meh. Have daughters. Every nation will be safer and smarter, the planet a nicer and less violent place for all flora and fauna. Males control the governments and economies, industries and corporations of every country Rosin and this author carp about, always have. It’s just that throughout history there were huge shifts and wars that wiped out the un-needed dudes. Clearly, men will keep finding ways to cleanse the planet of the spares and excess. No one makes lazy, entitled males *decide not* to go to high school and college, or refuse to simply go into a trade where they can use their hands instead of what isn’t in their head. For chrissakes, throughout time, their sisters have ben doing everything in their power to MacGuyver a way to become better, smarter and educated; every day they still manage to get up, get there and succeed. While generally also taking care of some male relative(s) baggage.

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By: MICHAELDONELLO http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/02/27/why-we-should-worry-about-the-future-of-men/#comment-84310 Fri, 28 Feb 2014 12:09:47 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=28584#comment-84310 The effectiveness of education in the form of a four-year college degree has become the subject of debate.

There is plenty technical work to be done that has a component of physical labor that women tend to avoid. Some computer parts can still be heavy and coplicated to install and configure. Robots and other industrial strength manufacturing equipment that replace men also require men with old and new skill sets.

Sending young men to college to write essays about fictional characters develops communications skills but delays their deployment to the labor market and increases their student loan debt. The student loan debt delays the impact of the increase in their income from reaching the durable goods market and increasing the labor demand from the manufacturing sector.

Imagine if the Navy and Air Force required all recruits to have four-year degrees rather than just officer candidates.

For men, some of the fat needs to be trimmed from education. Shakespeare and Dickens should not be prerequisites for server room temperature management systems engineering technicians.

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